Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A lesson about making one from three...

This is not just giberish, but rather a look at how Dairy Creek Golf Course was designed to retain water and run-off on site. We typically have three ponds on the golf course within the areas of our 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, and 9th holes. After this years rain events we now seemingly have one large lake. Thus, making 1 from 3. See for yourself. My thanks to Bob Yetter our Park Ranger III at El Chorro for taking these photos for me.

Standing on the 7th green looking at the 8th green and down 9 fairway.

Standing on the back of 7 green looking down 9 fairway and #1 to the left

"Some of the most interesting holes are those where the best line to the flag is not direct... Every player who does something more than slug a ball, who thinks as he plays, appreciates why greens are built in this way."
- A.W. Tillilnghast, the course architect


  1. Thanks for posting the pictures, it has been a few weeks since I have been at Dairy, looks like I won't be playing this weekend either. I know your guys will make it all look great soon.

  2. We opened the gate to spill water last night and the ponds dropped 2 feet overnight. Back to three ponds this morning and we are still spilling water. Soggy conditions this weekend, but the course will be in good shape. If you want dry conditions this weekend head to Morro Bay as the course there will be dry within a couple of hours after the rain stops. Hit 'em straight!